Category Archives: Life in Puerto Rico

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Poetry by Stephen Earley Jordan II as a reflection of Hurricane Maria and its aftermath in Puerto Rico. Continue reading

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My Hurricane Malady (or “What I’ve Learned About Myself When Silence and Darkness Overwhelm”)

In the midst of the darkness, Loneliness came knocking on my door, unexpectedly, taunting me like an 8th grade bully.  The hurricane became my malady and I did not think I could find a cure after loneliness came. Continue reading

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3 Unrelated Poems Written During Hurricane Maria

“The wind raped my Basquiat-covered walls. . .” Continue reading

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Upon Giving Zero Fucks About Puerto Rico

All of this has me wondering if Cuba’s distance from the US saved it from such horrific events that happened with Puerto Rico. Continue reading

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The Park of Dogs

In the park of dogs, I was told that I should be thankful that I didn’t have to work with them (the Puerto Ricans) and supported their beliefs by saying that “those people” were lazy, take too many vacation days, come into work late (or leave too early), and how the system here is so broken and dates back so many generations that no one sees it as wrong. Continue reading

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